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We got derailed on our recent RV trip and stuck in Oregon. We took a day and drove to Portland to see the 2013 Unity 24IB by Leisure Travel Vans. This coach is on our short list for our next RV, and I wanted to really review it thoroughly. We met up with the good folks at Johnson RV in Sandy, OR, and they let me get as close of a look at the Unity as possible. The only way I could get to know more about it would be to own one.
I came armed with a bicycle (had to find a spot to fit it!), tape measure, and a 47-point checklist of things I wanted to see. I’ve attached the checklist at the bottom of this article, if you want my detailed notes. I prepped for the visit by watching all the videos Leisure Travel Vans puts out, and even a few competitors videos. All in all, I spent about two and a half hours crawling under, over, and inside this coach. I am amazed and very appreciative that Johnson RV let me take this much time getting down and dirty with a brand new coach.
So how did we like it?
The Unity IB has kept its place on our short list. There were a lot of things we liked, and a few that we didn’t. You’ll have to watch the video or read the checklist to see them all. I’ve come to realize that – unless I build it myself – no RV is going to be perfect for us right off the lot. The LTV Unity comes close though, and would be a good fit for us. Honestly, if my bike had fit in that large compartment in the back – I probably would have driven it off the lot. But it didn’t, and it is a huge purchase for us. So we rolled back to Medford to wait for our current RV to get repaired.
After we filmed this review, Leisure Travel Vans came out with some improvements for the 2014 models that address some of the items on our list. For example, when solar panels are factory installed, the converter/charger setup likely changes a bit. The batteries change to 6v golf cart batteries. etc. etc. etc. If you’re seriously considering a Unity, it’s worth it to check the LTV page for the 2014 updates. You can find my checklist right below. I hope this helps, and if you have any questions, post them here and I’ll try to answer them as best as I can. Thanks for looking!